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Also Known As: William Lee Tracy Died: October 18, 1968
Born: April 14, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: actor, railroad worker

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Dynamic actor from the Broadway stage who entered film in 1929 and parlayed his success as the antic, fast-talking Hildy Johnson in the 1930 theatrical production of "The Front Page" into a number of screen roles as a hyperactive reporter. Noted for his staccato, nasal delivery, Tracy played a host of commanding leads and supporting roles through the 1940s and won an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 1964 drama, "The Best Man". He also starred in the TV series "Martin Kane--Private Eye" (1952-53) and, again as a reporter, on "New York Confidential" (1958-59).

Dynamic actor from the Broadway stage who entered film in 1929 and parlayed his success as the antic, fast-talking Hildy Johnson in the 1930 theatrical production of "The Front Page" into a number of screen roles as a hyperactive reporter. Noted for his staccato, nasal delivery, Tracy played a host of commanding leads and supporting roles through the 1940s and won an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 1964 drama, "The Best Man". He also starred in the TV series "Martin Kane--Private Eye" (1952-53) and, again as a reporter, on "New York Confidential" (1958-59).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Best Man (1964) Art Hockstader
2.
 High Tide (1947) Hugh Fresney
3.
 I'll Tell the World (1945) Gabriel ["Gabby"] Patton [Jr.]
4.
 Betrayal from the East (1945) Eddie Carter
5.
 The Pay Off (1943) Brad McKay
6.
 Power of the Press (1943) Griff Thompson
7.
 Millionaires in Prison (1940) Nick Burton
8.
 The Spellbinder (1939) Jed Marlow
9.
 Fixer Dugan (1939) Charlie "The Fixer" Dugan
10.
 Crashing Hollywood (1938) Michael Winston
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Milestones close milestones

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On stage with stock companies for five years and road companies for two years
1925:
Broadway debut in "The Show Off"
1929:
Film debut, "Big Time"

Education

Union College: Schenectady , New York -
Western Military Academy: Alton , Illinois -

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